‘Impressed’ by Emmanuel Macron’s reception, Elon Musk ‘confident’ that ‘Tesla will make significant investments in France’
American billionaire Elon Musk said he was “confident that Tesla will make significant investments in France in the future”, this Monday May 15, on the sidelines of the “Choose France” summit at the Palace of Versailles.
“I am very impressed by the welcome given by President Macron and the French government to the industry”, Elon Musk launched to journalists, at the end of an exchange with French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire. On the sidelines of the “Choose France” summit at the Château de Versailles, the head of Tesla, Twitter and Space X said on Monday that he was “confident that Tesla will make significant investments in France in the future.”
Elon Musk, the head of Tesla and Twitter, expected this Monday morning by Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée
“With Elon Musk, whose portfolio of assets is very large, everyone knows, we are continuing the discussions,” said Bruno Le Maire for his part. But “it is better to keep the contents of these discussions secret for the moment” and that they “remain confidential”, underlined the minister.
“No one gives gifts to attract investment”
Behind the investments, such as those for a total of 13 billion euros announced on the occasion of the sixth edition of Choose France, “there are months and months of negotiations”, explained Bruno Le Maire. “It’s a battle where no one gives gifts to attract investment, home, work at home, technologies at home,” he noted. The only factory built by the electric car manufacturer Tesla in Europe for the time being is located in Berlin.